Jon Fitch has been forced out of his upcoming bout against B.J. Penn at UFC 132 due to an injury sustained during training.

Fitch’s removal from the fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the situation on Wednesday.

While no details were available regarding the nature of the injury, it was severe enough for Fitch to withdraw from the July 2 card.

The bout was set to be a rematch from the fight Fitch and Penn had at UFC 127 in Australia that ended in a draw.

As of now the UFC has not found a replacement to step in and face Penn, but the search is underway.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Fitch’s injury and a replacement fight for B.J. Penn when it becomes available.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Gian Villante Injured, Off UFC New York Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 5 views

Gian Villante has been forced off of the UFC 205 fight card due to injury. read news >>

UFC Statement on CB Dollaway

  • 16 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC announced that CB Dollaway has had to withdraw from his scheduled bout at UFC 203 due to an injury he suffered last night as a result of an elevator accident at a hotel in Cleveland. read news >>

McCall-Borg Off UFC 203 Card

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 views

Due to illness, flyweight contender Ray Borg has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 203 bout against Ian McCall on Saturday. read news >>

UFC Hamburg Bout Nixed from Saturday’s Fight Card Due to Injury

  • 26 days ago
  • 16 views

One of Saturday's UFC Fight Night 93 preliminary bouts has been cancelled due to injury. read news >>

The Evolution of Punk, Ep 3: Hurt (CM Punk Video)

  • 25 days ago
  • 41 views

After rehabbing a shoulder injury, CM Punk is eager to get back in the gym. Once he's cleared to train, Punk learns the name of his first opponent. read news >>

Augusto Montano Second UFC Fighter at No-Fault in Anti-Doping Case Due to Tainted Meat

  • 24 days ago
  • 18 views

Augusto Montano on Wednesday became the second UFC fighter to recently be found at no-fault of an anti-doping violation due to contaminated meat. read news >>

Bruno Pucci Happy to Bury 18-Month Injury Nightmare at ONE: Unbreakable Warriors

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

Brian Pucci looking to bury his 18-month injury nightmare with his second consecutive victory at Friday's ONE: Unbreakable Warriors. read news >>

Russian Fighter Mairbek Taisumov Pulled from UFC 203 After Visa Declined

  • 23 days ago
  • 26 views

For the second time this year, Russian fighter Mairbek Taisumov has been forced off of a UFC fight card due to visa issues. read news >>

Nik Lentz Gets New UFC 203 Opponent After Mairbek Taisumov Pulled

  • 22 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC lightweight Nik Lentz has a new UFC 203 opponent after Mairbek Taisumov was pulled from the card due to visa issues. read news >>

Miocic vs. Overeem: UFC 203 Odds, Predictions and Pre-Fight Twitter Hype

  • 16 days ago
  • 10 views

With all due respect to CM Punk and Mickey Gall, UFC 203 is all about Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem. Saturday night will see Miocic try to defend his UFC heavyweight title against Overeem, who is read news >>